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Irish Fun

Since I live near Notre Dame University, I tend to become “Irish” every chance I get. Current Irish fun includes following the NCAA basketball tournament. The men’s basketball team defeated North Carolina to win the ACC Title, and they will play their first NCAA game opposite Northeastern on Thursday at 12:15 pm (I’ll be at school! How will I watch? LOL).  It’s always a blast to cheer on the ever-popular ND women’s team; they earned a Number 1 seed in the NCAA tourney, playing at home on Friday night against Montana. We’ll definitely watch that one!

ND basketball Joyce Pavillion

Irish and wanna-be Irish citizens young and old celebrated St. Patrick’s Day today. The city was abuzz with news of the day’s traditions: corned-beef-and-cabbage dinners at local restaurants, green Mardi Gras-style beads, and green T-shirts for the “wearin’-o-the-green.”

School children wrote limericks, stories, and articles, and read books about leprechauns, rainbows, and St. Patrick. I heard stories of boys chasing the ND leprechaun into the woods, only to find NO GOLD at the end of the rainbow path! (Fun stories!)

ND leprechaun

Yes, “being Irish” is fun! I wonder if my life would be better if I could travel to Ireland? 🙂

 (pictures downloaded at und.com)